Melissa Benn was in conversation with Daniel Kebede, the General Secretary of the NEU, in CF’s webinar which took place on January 31st 2024. The theme of the event was, ‘As a General Election approaches: What now for comprehensive education?’ Daniel shared his thoughts on grammar schools, admissions, and the ‘entrenched inequality’ caused by the 11-plus.

Some clips of the event are below.

Daniel Kebede on the inequality of theĀ  11-plus.

Daniel’s experience of school, and feeling like a ‘failure’ due to SATs.

Daniel’s views on the problems of academic selection.

Daniel’s thoughts on school admissions and ‘selection by the backdoor.’

Thanks to Daniel Kebede for sharing his time with us, and our gratitude to Melissa Benn for her excellent questions and hosting.